In the days before TPM an operator in conversation with his maintenance colleague might suggest albeit mischievously ‘I operate, you fix’, I add value, you cost so watch out my friend!’ In order to begin to change perceptions relating to the equipment and it’s operation and maintenance we need to create an ownership culture where maintainers and operators work closely together so that a conversation in the future might go’ I’m beginning to enjoy this TPM stuff where we are both taking ownership for this asset which is helping each other have a hassle-free shift because we are working smarter as a team. By approaching TPM as a system backed by a philosophy of curiosity and learning we encourage conversations based on learning by doing, problem solving and improving. Successful adoption of Total Productive Manufacturing (Asset Optimisation) within an organisation will drive significant benefits such as: Improved reliability and an increase in Overall Equipment Effectiveness; tangible reduction in accidents; defects, breakdowns and minor stops. It is therefore a fundamental component in an organisation’s journey to create Operational Excellence.
How then do you create the skills to make TPM, a reality within your organisation. To support you and your organisation with this, S A Partners has developed two learning pathways one for Individuals and the other for Organisations.
(1) The Individual TPM Learning Pathway includes: